Hi everybody, I’m new to this forum so I would like to introduce myself.
My name is Brian and I live in Wisconsin. My dearest Sarah died Thursday morning and my wife and I are devastated. She was part of our family for 13 ½ years. She was a Black Lab. We miss her so much. I never thought it would be this painful. We loved her so much. I can’t stop thinking about her. I would give my right arm just to have her back for just 1 day so I could hug her and kiss her 1 last time so that she knows for sure how much we love her and miss her. I feel so guilty that I didn’t give her enough love and support during her final hours. Everywhere I look I expect to see her there. Every time I wake up in the morning I expect to see her lying beside the bed and she isn’t there. I can’t make it through the day without sobbing uncontrollably at some point. I also have a Golden Retriever who will be 12years old in March and we thought we were going to lose him about a week before Thanksgiving which was also very painful. He had a case of laryngeal paralysis. He basically started suffocating before our very eyes so we rushed him to the vet where he had to stay overnight to undergo surgery to tie back 1 side of his larynx so he could breath. The vets were not sure if he would make it because he had developed a heart arrhythmia due to lack of oxygen of not being able to breathe. To make a long story short he did survive and he’s still with us today. But I know the day is fast approaching when I’ll have to say goodbye to him too. I try not to think about it and cherish every moment I have with him now. I also have 2 cats which are also about the same age as Sarah and I have to cherish every moment I have with them too. It is comforting to know that there are other people out there who can understand the pain my wife and I are going through right now. It is also comforting to know that we will be reunited with them in the afterlife someday according to biblical scripture. There are many books on the subject. One such book titled “Will I See Him Again” by Tom Waldron. I just got it today and haven’t read it yet but it looks like it’s going to be a really good book. I realize it is going to take time to heal but for now my wife and I need all the support we can get. Thank You all for being here.
Pictures of Patches Stinky Sarah and Luke